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Deal of the Day: Get your Groupon!

By · September 2, 2010 at 11:25 pm

Have you ever wondered through a store
and stumbled upon a clearance shelf?

You find an item, that at full price,
didn’t seem that good.  But now, at a
discount…

You must have it!

You get this same rush when you shop
at a Deal of the Day web sites.

Deal of the Day sites sell very few items.
But, those items are sold at a dramatically
reduced rate.

Here are a few of my favorites.

www.groupon.com

Groupon deals are based on your city location.
It offers 50%-90% discounts on the following items:

Restaurants
Spas
Activities
Events
Classes
And More!

A business or entity will offer deal.  The deal
will go into effect if a minimum number of people
participate.

Some deals also have a maximum number of participants.

For instance, on August 25th, Groupon, in Indianapolis
sold tickets to the Mary Poppins musical.  $67 seats
were sold for only $39.

The deal went into effect after 15 people bought
tickets.

The deal only had a maximum of 1,500.

NOTE: Groupon asks you for an e-mail before you see
the site.  If this bugs you, click on the Groupon
logo in the upper left to get around entering your
e-mail. 

(that annoys me when a site asks for your e-mail
before they tell show you their goods)

www.livingsocial.com

Living Social is another deal of the day site based
on your city location.

On September 2nd, in Indianapolis, Carolina Grill
offered a $50 gift certificate for only $25.

 

www.woot.com

I you are looking great deals delivered in a light
hearted manner, WOOT is for you.

Here is the humble origin of the company, taken
straight from their web site:

“It started as an employee-store slash market-testing
type of place for an electronics distributor, but it’s
taken on a life of its own. We anticipate profitability
by 2043 – by then we should be retired; someone smarter
might take over and jack up the prices.”

On September 2nd, they had a great price on a
multifunction printer.

WOOT wrote a big joke based on the product.  It began:
“Man walks into a bar. Orders an Epson Workforce 600
Wireless AIO Printer soup.”

Silly people, good deals.

 

www.1saleaday.com

On September 2nd, the family section had a great deal
on a Thomas the Tank Engine set with Cranky the Crane.

The set was normally $89.99.  It was on sale for $29.99.

 

www.yugster.com

Yugster provides a few options.  It has a daily offer,
a daily watch deal and boutique items.  In addition,
it features “Yours Until Gone.”

On September 2nd, the daily deal was a high quality
folding knife.  The “Yours Until Gone” item was a
Corona Extra baseball cap with a built in bottle opener.
Was that too low brow for you?

How about something a little more… upper class?

 

www.wiredforwine.com

Wired for Wine offers vino:
“One unbeatable deal each day until it sells out!!”

If it doesn’t come in a box I don’t know much
about wine.

I appreciate the description Wired for Wine gives
to each featured bottle.
Still looking for something more… cultural?

 

www.ugallery.com/dailydeal

UGallery offers one deal a day on reasonably
priced fine art.

While I can’t see to many people buying from
this site, it was fun to see the art.

 

www.tanga.com

I love board games, so Tanga is a personal
favorite.  Each day, they offer a great deal
on a board game and at least three other items.

Tanga’s items can be quirky and geeky.  (like me)

One day, they sold a Space Invaders T-shirt. 

Classic.

Finally,  here is one independent retailer,
you have never heard of before.

Target

Yes, even the big retailers are getting into
the game.

dailydeals.target.com

Target offers 5 deals a day, only on their
website.
I hope you enjoy these sites, please post some
of your favorite Deals of the Day!
Todd Donaldson
P.S. I had two alternate titles for this blog.

Woot, There It Is!

and

Last Tanga In Paris

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